Born: 1920-04-06. Died: 2016-03-27.
Wikipedia Biography: Savin was a specialist in the field of information and control automation systems. He was also a Doctor of technical sciences. Savin was the chairman of the Council on the problems of image processing and the scientific director of OJSC Almaz-Antey.
Anatoly Savin was born in Ostashkov, Russia. He graduated from the Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School before World War II. After graduating he worked at Gorky Artillery Plant where in 1943 he was appointed Chief Designer. From 1945 he worked for the Soviet nuclear program designing equipment for work with nuclear fuel. In 1951 he was assigned to Design Bureau 1 (future Almaz-Antey), where he worked on the project "Satellite Destroyer", creating a system for intercepting enemy satellites on near-Earth orbits.
In 1971 he became the director of the Central R&D Institute "Kometa" working on distributed information systems with space-based elements. Among his work was the system for early warning of nuclear attack based on the infra red signatures of missile exhausts. He also led development of the naval system for intelligence and target search "Legenda" that would find targets and lead heavy anti-ship missiles using information from external sources.
In 2004-2006 he worked as the Chief Designer of Almaz-Antey corporation. In 2007-2016 he was the Chief Scientist. He died in Moscow,
The cause of the Ye-8-5 failure is found to be a valve that was stuck open after the first stage burn, resulting in the oxidiser boiling away in the vacuum of space. Tyulin inquires about the possibility of commanding the Ye-8-5 to conduct a series of manoeuvres and testing re-entry of the soil return capsule in the earth's atmosphere. An interesting concept, but the engineers have not planned for such an eventuality.
NII-2 MO, represented by Lt General Korolev and Chief Designer Savin present plans for their Svinets experiment. It will observe ICBM rocket plumes from space in order to aid design of anti-ballistic missile systems. They had asked Smirnov to conduct a solid propellant rocket launch in order to test the device properly, but he could only schedule a liquid propellant rocket launch. Kamanin had wanted this experiment to be conducted aboard Voskhod 3, but Smirnov has cancelled that mission as well - delaying Soviet ABM development, in Kamanin's view.